About Us

Our History

Dufferin Veterinary Services was founded in 1948 by Dr. Dudgeon. A mixed animal practice, he assisted the families of both companion and farm animals with their veterinary needs. In 1972, Dr. Wilson joined the practice, followed by Dr. Pugh in 1976. When Dr. Dudgeon retired from practice in the early 1980’s, Drs. Wilson and Pugh became the owners of the veterinary practice, along with other veterinary partners. Together, through dedication and advanced medicine, the practice grew and progressed. A satellite office, High County Veterinary Hospital, was founded in 1984 in order to provide urgent care and medical appointments for clients in Shelburne and the surrounding communities. Caledon East Veterinary Office, founded in 1978, also provides office services to clients in the community of Caledon.

In response to the expanding needs and companion animal population – the original mixed animal hospital was separated into 2 distinct companies in 1990. At this time Dufferin Veterinary Services was established to provide veterinary care for the large animal clients, while Dufferin Veterinary Hospital for Pets was to provide for the distinct needs of companion animals. Recognizing the need for high-quality after-hours care, Drs. Wilson and Pugh were instrumental in establishing the Emergency Clinic of Highway 10, where clients of member clinics receive full-service medical assistance during out-of-hours emergency situations.

After over 30 years of dedicated service both Dr. Pugh and Dr. Wilson are easing into retirement. In 2009, Dr. Harron joined the veterinary team. As did her mentors, Dr. Harron is forging an environment of advanced medicine, patient wellness and client service for companion animals and their families in Orangeville and the surrounding areas.

Our Facilities Today

The main hospital in Orangeville and High County Veterinary Hospital in Shelburne continue coordinating integrated and comprehensive health care for your companion animals. Compassionate care and progressive medicine through wellness counseling and client education are here for you – we hope to see you soon!

Welcome to the Dufferin Veterinary Hospital family!


We have two integrated locations situated to conveniently provide the health care you need for your pet. Please join us for exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care – we look forward to meeting you!

Dufferin Veterinary Hospital

24 Armstrong Street
Orangeville, ON L9W 1M1
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Phone: 519-941-7690
Text: 519-806-9241
Fax: 519-941-8243
Email: info@dufferinvethospital.ca

Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun and Statutory Holidays: Closed

High County Veterinary Hospital

219 First Ave East, Unit 1
Shelburne, ON L9V 3J9
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Phone: 519-925-6540
Text: 519-806-6540
Email: hcvh@dufferinvethospital.ca

Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun and Statutory Holidays: Closed

In case of emergency, please  click here to contact Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Brampton.

Our team is here to assist you.


Please complete the form below and a member of our team will respond generally within 24 hours. If you wish to schedule an appointment or have an urgent question or problem please call us at 519-941-7690.